The Ministry of Keeping Everything Absolutely the Same

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Title

The Ministry of Keeping Everything Absolutely the Same

Description

This hand painted billboard bolted to the top of an abandoned building at Queen and John was a political parody referring to the billboards for the movie 1984.

Creator

Rocky Zenyk Dobey

Source

Rocky Zenyk Dobey

Date

1984

Contributor

Lilian Radovac

Rights

Rocky Zenyk Dobey
CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

Format

JPEG

Type

painting

Coverage

Queen Street West and John Street.

Context

This building was previously a chicken slaughter house called A. Stork and Sons. The movie 1984 just was released and this was a political message that was done in a similar style. These billboards were done because the mainstream billboards that were politically modified never lasted more than a day. I hope to find some photos of those billboard modifications.

Citation

Rocky Zenyk Dobey, “The Ministry of Keeping Everything Absolutely the Same,” Alternative Toronto, accessed June 20, 2019, https://www.alternativetoronto.ca/archive/items/show/200.

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